Oh, Just Answer the Question, Honey is a New York Times article by Edward Wyatt about a new game show that features "academic geniuses" 6-12 years old answering questions for prizes. At each level of competition, the parents choose whether or not their children will advance to the next level.
Oh my. A few years ago, I watched Spellbound, the spelling bee documentary released in 2002. I was dismayed by the overwhelming pressure some of the parents put on their children to win the National Spelling Bee. (Remember the grandfather who pledged to feed 5000 people in India if his grandson won?)